Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ahhh...that little devil, the 8kg!

Since losing my early morning training partner on Thursdays my workouts are shorter by about 15-30 minutes...I didn't need to train 2 hours anyway. After a solid 30 minutes of swings and another 15 of swing snatch combinations I had to end with presses, as usual. Not usual was the fact that I didn't have two 12kg's in my garage gym this morning! Dang it!

Well, I did have two 8kg's, but 8kg's? Really? For presses? How could I make it hard....or harder? Never underestimate those powerful little devils! I've done up to 2 minute long, and longer double 8kg snatch sets, but never double 8kg presses.....until this morning.

I did a one minute, long cycle, double clean and press (14 reps) with 30 seconds rest. My plan was to do 10 sets, for a total of 15 minutes of presses (140 reps). By the time I got to the 5th set, I'll be honest, I thought about changing the game plan....oh how it sucks sometimes to train by yourself. But that only fueled my fire and of course I finished all ten, one minute long sets with 30 sec rest. Whew! Maybe it's just me? Or is this kinda challenging?

Can someone else try it and let me know? After a 45 minute swing and snatch workout, of course.

I finished with 5 sets of 10 rep bottoms up cleans (again, w/8kg's), and 10 minutes of clubbell arm casts. And then I enjoyed the rest of the day with a super shoulder pump!


Juci RKC said...

Yeah :) I did once underestimate the little devils.
After a couple of sets of double snatches I reconsidered.

Maribel said...

All I had on my trip to Mexico was an 8k. I got very creative with that little sucker.

Tracy Reifkind said...


I'm kinda diggin' these little buggers! But I think I may do the same workout, but with the 10kg's.

You know, long sets of light weights are much more difficult than most people would think, expecially if you are doing multiple sets with little rest inbetween.

Tracy Reifkind said...


Yep, I can imagine. Much easier to take on a trip though huh?

Interesting...traveling may be a good subject for creating some workouts designed especially for a light bell.